UKIP Are Libertarians Who Want to Privatise the NHS and Destroy the Welfare State

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Jayne Linney in her recent post on UKIP highlighting their deeply unpleasant domestic policies support her points with links to the party’s own statements of their policies. One of these links takes you to the local UKIP party for Hillingdon. These state that UKIP is a Libertarian party that is opposed to redistribution. They say:

‘UKIP Policies


Libertarianism is the belief that each person has the right to live his life as he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others. Libertarians defend each person’s right to life, liberty, and property. In the libertarian view, voluntary agreement is the gold standard of human relationships. If there is no good reason to forbid something (a good reason being that it violates the rights of others), it should be allowed. Force should be reserved for prohibiting or punishing those who themselves use force, such as murderers, robbers, rapists…

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